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Nomadic Journeys with Explorer and Cyclist Kate Harris

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Kate Harris is a young scientist, wilderness conservationist, adventurer, cyclist and writer hailing originally from rural Ontario. A nomad who loves unfenced countries and unguessed-at life, Kate has lived, researched and expeditoned in some of the harshest places on all seven continents. Mountains and deserts are the magnets for all her movements. Kate's greatest joy is exploring the alien and extreme, wherever it may be found, and then writing about it. Her greatest fear is having to get, heaven forbid, a cubicle job. Kate studied biology and geology as an undergraduate Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where she wrote a Master's thesis on transboundary conservation and conflict resolution, with a focus on the Siachen glacier dispute. Kate recently earned another Master's degree in earth and planetary sciences at MIT. She was named a 2010 "Woman of Discovery" by Wings WorldQuest, and was awarded a 2010 Polartec® Challenge Grant for her upcoming Cycling Silk expedition.

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